Publication Details

Wells, A. D. 2005, ''Globalisation of the Powerless - A Zone of Instability and the Disabled State'', in J. Coghlan, J. Minns & A. D. Wells (eds), Seeking Refuge: Asylum Seekers and Politics in a Globalising World, 1 edn, University of Wollongong Press, Broadway NSW. pp. 15


Much of the debate on refugee issues has been concentrated in either the morality or the effectiveness of the treatment meted out to refugees as they attempt to enter Australia and are incarcerated as illegal migrants by an unyielding government. This debate is very important, and is comprehensively discussed elsewhere in this book. The principal themes are how Australia treats people once they seek protection as refugees, and what impact specific policies will have on future asylum seekers.